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Dave has a new job!


A permanent job, for the first time ever. The woefully underpaid contract he was on was up at the end of the financial year and was definitely not going to be renewed, which as you can imagine put the pressure on me a bit to return to work quickly and full time after the baby.

He’s been looking for somewhere permanent for a year and a half, but there have been so few jobs to even apply for with the budget cuts neatly killing off both the academic and public sectors, and all the private and third sector inductries that rely on government contracts (thanks for that Gideon and Dave), that it was beginning to look pretty hopeless. Thankfully though there are still occasional pockets of specialists where the understaffing is so severe that they are allowed to recruit even during a recruitment freeze, so he’s going to change profession once again to be a government statistician. It means starting from entry level but think it’ll suit him and he’ll do well.

And it means I can take proper maternity leave and we have some options for how we manage our working time after that. I am SO relieved!

The photo is just a crappy instagram one, but it shows him in his interview clothes so I thought it was appropriate.

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  • Veshoevius 29 August 2012, 7:06 am

    Congrats to you both!
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  • Rochelle 29 August 2012, 7:14 am

    Congratulations Dave!!! I still think of both of you every single time I pull out my Yen purse, which is the one that I won!
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  • Miriana 29 August 2012, 8:24 am

    Great News

  • Desiree 29 August 2012, 8:38 am

    Wow that really takes the pressure of you at such an important stage in your life – congratulations to both of you:))
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  • Megan 29 August 2012, 12:34 pm

    YAY for Dave!! Congratulations!
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  • Alice 29 August 2012, 2:22 pm

    Congratulations Dave! This is such great news, especially the timing. So pleased for both of you xo
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  • MarieAnge 29 August 2012, 2:30 pm

    Congratulations Dave!!!
    The less stress you are under, the better for baby. 🙂

    Btw… very handsome husband 🙂
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  • Helga 29 August 2012, 7:34 pm

    Looking rather smooth!
    YAY DAVE!!! That’s awesome news for you all!!!

  • Helen 29 August 2012, 9:49 pm

    Such good news 🙂 bet it is a weight off your shoulders!
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  • Terri 29 August 2012, 10:15 pm

    Congratulations to Dave and I am sure that your little one will appreciate this!
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  • Ceri 30 August 2012, 6:07 am

    Congratulations! So lovely to have more time with baby and hope Dave enjoys his new job.
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  • Jessy 31 August 2012, 3:03 pm

    Oh good, congratulations! How nice to have that worry behind you before the arrival of le bebe, great news & good luck to Dave.

  • Bettina @ Liburuak 1 September 2012, 7:36 am

    That’s fantastic, congratulations! I can see how it makes you feel much calmer about having your baby.
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  • Veronica Darling 3 September 2012, 4:45 am

    Congrats Dave and yay for the future! There are so many ups and downs these past 12 months… My Husbie was retrenched last November (the day we picked up the keys to our new house) but his freelancing career flourished by March/April this year… UPS and DOWNS xoxo
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